Workshop Dutch Textiles in Global History

Sarasa (chintz) patterns description notes that are imagined from the Dutch imported Indian/South-East Asian printed cloth in Japan. (digital archive, National Library Japan)

On 11 and 12 March 2021, the online workshop Dutch Textiles in Global History: Interconnections of Trade, Design, and Labour, 1600-2000, co-organized with colleagues from Hosei University, Tokyo and Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, will take place via Zoom. During this workshop, an interdisciplinary range of scholars will discuss the role of Dutch textiles in global markets from the seventeenth century to the late twentieth century.

Click here for the preliminary program

Click here for the abstracts

Should you be interested in attending this workshop, please fill out our contact form with Subject: “Workshop March 2021”.

Best wishes, also on behalf of Miki Sugiura and Keiko Suzuki,

Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk


3 thoughts on “Workshop Dutch Textiles in Global History

  1. I would be very happy to take part in the workshop on both days and would be very pleased to receive an invitation.
    The Museum of the Canton of Glarus, which I direct, has a very extensive collection of fabrics that were produced industrially in the 19th and 20th centuries in the Canton of Glarus for the Asian and African regions. For this reason, the topic of your workshop is of great interest to us.

    With kind regards
    Dr. Bettina Giersberg
    Museum of the Canton of Glarus / Switzerland

  2. Working at the moment on a project with Mr. Reto Jenny (his family owned a printing factory, active from 1830 to 1907 in Ennenda, canton of Glarus, Switzerland), about “cloth for Africa”, I am interested in the first paper on Friday 12th. Please send me the link for this event. Sorry, I cannot take part in the discussion.
    “9:10-9:45 – Jeremy Prestholdt (University of California, San Diego): The Fabric of Global Commerce: Indian Ocean Africa and the Textile Industry.frica in 19th cent.”
    Before my retirement I worked as curator of Textile Museum in St.Gallen, Switzerland, and my doctoral thesis was about printed textiles ins Switzerland in 18th century.

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